These pages refer to TEF Year Three, which was held in 2017-18.
For the latest TEF exercise, please see TEF Year Four.
Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) awards can last for up to three years, but providers can apply annually for a TEF award. The first TEF ratings were published in June 2017.
|TEF Year One
||Providers received a ‘meets expectations’ award that lasted for one year.
|TEF Year Two
||Providers could make applications and be assessed. They were rated as gold, silver or bronze. Awards last between one and three years.
|TEF Year Three
||Results were published on 6 June 2018.
|TEF Year Four
||Expected to be the last year that assessments will be done at only provider level. Information for universities and colleges intending to take part will be published in autumn 2018.
|TEF Year Five
||Expected to produce individual ratings for subjects, as well as provider level ratings.
In order to develop TEF, we are currently piloting TEF at subject level.